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Gusts up to 80mph expected as Storm Brendan sweeps through UK and Ireland

Storm Brendan is expected to bring gusts of up to 80mph Credit: PA

Authorities have issued a severe wind warning for the UK and Ireland as Storm Brendan sweeps in.

The UK's Met Office issued yellow warnings for Monday and Tuesday, forecasting gales of up to 80mph for much of the western half of the UK.

The east coast is expected to be hit with winds of up to 40-50mph as the storm moves east.

Met Eireann put out an orange wind warning for the entire Republic of Ireland, predicting a significant risk of coastal flooding until 9pm tonight.

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Met Office forecaster Simon Partridge said: “As it pushes though, pretty much every part of the UK will feel the influence.”

Everywhere in the UK will see rain on Monday at some point, he said, adding that the storm will move through pretty quickly.

The Met Office warning added that disruption to travel is “likely”.

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Forecasters are warning that coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities may be affected by spray or large waves.

There may also be some short term loss of power and other services.